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« Reply #740 on: May 03, 2018, 02:38:27 PM »
I never met any forum member in person...

I did meet with a guy from a facebook group about philosophy of physics, funny the kind of connections one can make thanks to the internet  :P :laugh:

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« Reply #741 on: May 03, 2018, 02:47:21 PM »
I never met any forum member in person...

Ahem.



TWICE?

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« Reply #742 on: May 03, 2018, 04:17:21 PM »
Those of you who remember David W., I met him several times, very good dude. Ditto Brewski and André. Funny, I either haven't met you at all or else have met you several times. No in between, it seems... :)

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« Reply #743 on: May 03, 2018, 04:20:24 PM »
Hmmm, if memory serves:
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« Reply #744 on: May 03, 2018, 05:31:10 PM »
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« Reply #745 on: May 03, 2018, 06:01:42 PM »
It was with the greatest pleasure that I had a visit from Johan ('Christo') yesterday who made a four hour round trip to my house in Sussex - he is over in the UK with his family. Unfortunately the weather was appalling so we couldn't go for my planned 'Winnie-the-Pooh' themed walk on Ashdown Forest, where the book was set (A.A.Milne lived nearby) but we had a nice lunch in a remote Sussex pub called 'The Hatch' and then we came back to the house for tea, biscuits and an extended discussion on CDs (my collection of Dutch composers including the CPO Andriessen cycle has grown enormously thanks to Johan's generosity). We had met before in Leiden when my daughter was 'studying' there for a year, together with the other great Dutch Havergal Brian fanatic Johan H - a wonderful memory in c.2010 I guess. Fortunately my wife was not in the house to witness all the CDs coming in but she got home in time to see Johan which was nice as she was also the recipient of his generosity in Leiden. We did get members of the public to take some commemorative photos but I suspect that Johan is likely to be more successful in posting them than I am as I'm computer illiterate and am often instructed that my photos are too large format to post. It was a great day and Johan seemed in very good form.  :)

Good to hear you both had a great time. Always lovely meeting someone who has the same passions as you do. 8)
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« Reply #746 on: May 03, 2018, 06:05:27 PM »
Those of you who remember David W., I met him several times, very good dude. Ditto Brewski and André. Funny, I either haven't met you at all or else have met you several times. No in between, it seems... :)

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I remember David. I miss him. I believe he’s a physics professor (or something equivalent) in a school in South Carolina (or was it North?), anyway, I’d probably meet up with him if he lived closer. I could have met up with Monkey Greg (GregMoeller is his screen name --- we all know him) as he lived near Atlanta, but the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra never has programs I’m interested in, so this was simply not to be. It’s especially not to be now that he lives in Nashville.
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« Reply #747 on: May 03, 2018, 08:51:59 PM »
Good to hear you both had a great time. Always lovely meeting someone who has the same passions as you do. 8)

Thank you John. Hopefully we'll meet one day too.
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« Reply #748 on: May 04, 2018, 06:29:33 AM »
It’s amazing really, I have spent time with some fairly far flung members and some now ex-members. Over about 13 years on the board I have met up with, in no order,

Bruce several times over a couple of NY visits.
Johan in Amsterdam
Michel/Paul in London, quite a few times
Colin M and Eugene in Edinburgh
Matti about a dozen times mainly in Finland, but we meet again in Stockholm in a month.
Rego in Den Haag over a couple of visits.
Tasos/Wanderer several times including Athens, Edinburgh and Paris and will see him in Athens in June.
Nigel Wilkinson in Paris.

It has been very rewarding and music was the prompter for some really good, lasting friendships. I urge folk to make the effort, meet up with the people here that you get on well with, if you get a chance.

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« Reply #749 on: May 04, 2018, 08:55:13 AM »
I met another Nigel for lunch and concert (Bruckner symphonies, each time), in Amsterdam and Brussels. He was a member a few years ago. A highly interesting fellow. I miss him.

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« Reply #750 on: May 04, 2018, 08:56:02 AM »
I well remember our pleasant visit together, André.
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« Reply #751 on: May 04, 2018, 09:07:01 AM »
Tea for two and two for tea  :D

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« Reply #752 on: May 04, 2018, 12:28:53 PM »
Those of you who remember David W., I met him several times, very good dude. Ditto Brewski and André. Funny, I either haven't met you at all or else have met you several times. No in between, it seems... :)

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« Reply #753 on: May 04, 2018, 07:04:54 PM »
Thank you John. Hopefully we'll meet one day too.
 :)

Indeed, Jeffrey. You’ll be the first to know once I’m in London!
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« Reply #754 on: May 04, 2018, 09:48:02 PM »
Indeed, Jeffrey. You’ll be the first to know once I’m in London!
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« Reply #755 on: May 13, 2018, 04:04:50 AM »
The already-legendary May 2018 GMG Hatch Inn meeting; the Hatch Inn (1430) located in a secret place in the middle of the Sussex forest that we all know from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Winnie-the-Pooh and probably Robin Hood; Vandermolen will add more details. Of course, his own local pubs The King's Arms and also The Catts Inn (est. 1741) modern frivolities that are no match for The Hatch Inn - superb food, decent beer and ditto people.
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« Reply #756 on: May 13, 2018, 04:05:44 AM »
Ditto. It accidentally concerned a more secretive BSE meeting, this time.
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« Reply #757 on: May 13, 2018, 04:12:05 AM »
The already-famous May 2018 GMG Hatch Inn meeting; the Hatch Inn (1430) located in a secret place in the middle of the Sussex forest that we all know from Arthur Conan Doyle, Winnie-the-Pooh and probably Robin Hood; Vandermolen will add more details. Of course, his own local pubs The King's Arms and also The Catts Inn (est. 1741) modern frivolities that are no match for The Hatch Inn - superb food, decent beer and ditto people.
And here is the website:
http://www.hatchinn.co.uk
I've seen the pub featured on TV adverts as well. It is on Ashdown Forest - a forest without trees in many places!
Maybe one day I'll have another enjoyable encounter with a GMG member - I hope so anyway.
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« Reply #758 on: May 16, 2018, 06:04:03 AM »
Cool photos, guys. 8)
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« Reply #759 on: May 17, 2018, 02:02:39 AM »
Cool photos, guys. 8)
Thank you John. It was very nice to see Johan again.
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